NEWS & UPDATES



SETAC AP 2022 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

PM Separations are excited to be sponsoring the SETAC Asia-Pacific Virtual Conference in September.

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) aims to connect and discuss topics such as chemical pollution and the environmental degradation we are seeing occurring in our own environments.

This year, the theme of the conference is “Reconnecting Across the Asia-Pacific Region, Improving Outcomes for the Environment”. We are looking forward to the discussions regarding pharmaceuticals and personal care products, PFAS and new developments in environmental chemistry.

If you are interested in attending please register here

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FACTA 2022

As proud FACTA members we were delighted to see our very own Michael Rennie appear in this month’s edition of the FACTA Newsletter.

Michael was selected to discuss his professional journey, PM Separations and his ongoing passion to support our Toxicology/Forensic clients.

The newsletter highlights the success of the FACTA conference held in Brisbane, new trends we are seeing within the market and of course the winners of the Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster awards. It is a great and informative read.

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The following article discusses targeted and non-targeted detection and characterisation of organic chemicals in serum and plasma using QuEChERS extraction.

You know how much we love our QuEChERS, so we have no doubt you will enjoy this read.

Click on the link here to view this article: Targeted and non-targeted detection and characterization of trace organic chemicals in human serum and plasma using QuEChERS extraction

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PM Separations are the proud sponsors of the 3rd International Conference on Food Analysis, 16-18 November, 2021 (Virtual) and 28th biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZSMS) 21 November – 25 November, 2021 (Virtual).

PM Separations proud sponsors of Australian and New Zealand Science, so make sure you register for these events.

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UCT’s Newest Product

UCT have launched their newest product this week at the Society of Forensic Toxicologists meeting and below we have links to view the Brochures and several application notes regarding the product. UCT’s Micro-PrepTM is a 96-well micro-elution plate that features SPE disk technology designed for streamlined sample clean-up and analyte enrichment. It is ideally suited for automated, high-throughput sample prep workflows for biological sample types such as urine, serum and plasma.

To view the brochures containing information about the Micro-Prep Microelution 96-Well SPE Plate, click on the links below:

micro-prep-microelution

1205-01-01 Comprehensive Screen of Acidic Neutral & Basic Drugs from Urine and Plasma using Micro-Prep HLB

1205-01-02 Comprehensive Screen of Acidic Neutral & Basic Drugs from Urine and Plasma using Micro-Prep MMCX

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New QuadCount Automated Cell Counter

Our supply partner at Benchmark Scientific have announced their latest Product Video on the QuadCount Automated Cell Counter. The sales of this instrument has increased steadily over the past few months, with very satisfied users in Academic and Biotech labs in the USA, Europe and Africa.

To view the video…please click on this link: https://www.accuris-usa.com/Products/quadcount-automated-cell-counter/

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When we say we are ‘Your Total Solutions Partner’ we really mean it. Our good friends and supply partner at Imtakt have developed some handy tools to assist your HPLC calculations. Please feel free to check them out at the links below

IMTAKT HPLC TOOLS https://lnkd.in/gmMV4bRR

SAMPLE SOLUTION PREPARATIONS https://lnkd.in/g4k2rVgv

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UCT have released their new Forensic catalogue for 2021!

New and exciting products include: HLB SPE cartridges, SPeVAP, PPM2.0 & Ultra Enzyme.

For more information and to view UCT’s SPE Forensic catalogue, click on the link: UCT SPE Forensic Catalog 2021

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Lipomed have released their new catalogue for 2021!

For more information and to view Lipomed’s complete range of analytical reference standards, contact us for your PDF version or click on the link: 2021-02 LIPOMED Analytical Reference Standards Catalog

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The war on drugs has prompted an urgent need for a fast and effective method to detect a large panel of drugs from blood and urine.

UCT have released their latest application note utilising their extraction and analysis products.

Clean Screen DAU SPE cartridge: Designed for the extraction of a wide range of natural and synthetic copioids with recoveries above 90%

Selectra DAU UHPLC Column: A Polyaromatic column that provides excellent retention and peak shapes for the panel of drugs, eluted in less than 8 minutes.

For more information and to view UCT’s brochure, click on the link: UCT Analysis-of-26-Natural-and-Synthetic-Opioids-in-Blood-and-Urine-Using-Clean-Screen®-DAU-SPE-and-a-Selectra®-DA-UHPLC-Column

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To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we would like to highlight the fantastic work from our clients at Clinipath Toxicology Laboratory (Including Frank, who is not a woman, but we equally appreciate his contributions🙂). Their work ethic and positive attitude inspires us every day and we would like to thank them for being so great to work with!

We recently sent them our UTAK Control Freak t-shirts and honestly believe that, on top of science, they also have a modelling career ahead of them 😊

Please feel fee to contact us for your complementary t-shirt and a feature on our page

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PM Separations is proud to partner with Fermentek. Founded in 1994 by Dr. Behrend, a recognized expert in industrial microbiology FERMENTEK is a global leader in the production of certified mycotoxin standards for use as reference materials in analytical food and feed safety labs and for R&D use. FERMENTEK’s wide variety of small molecule biochemicals include: antibiotics, enzyme inhibitors, ionophores, signal transduction agents, mycotoxins, and other bio-products. The company is dedicated to the highest quality production of a wide variety of small molecules. FERMENTEK is ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and has been qualified as GMP Q7A compliant. Quality assurance is regularly updated to state of the art requirements.

Please feel free to contact us for further information.

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CHIRON New Product Out Now

COVID-19 has continued to impact the way in which we live and work, but it has done little to stem our innovation! It is true that not all our new additions are revolutionary, but we continue to support our customers by synthesising the novel, sourcing the hard to find, or simply providing everyday standards in more user friendly pack sizes, concentrations or solvents.

Chiron’s latest New Product Issue includes:

  • Antibiotics
  • Antiparasitic drugs
  • Antidepressants
  • Cardiac drugs
  • Synthetic cannabinoids
  • Cathinones
  • Piperazines
  • Opioids
  • …..and more

  • Fatty acids
  • Flame retardants
  • Phthalates & Plastic additives
  • Pesticides
  • Benzothiazoles
  • Alkyl amines
  • Trimethyldibenzothiophenes
  • Substituted diphenylamines
  • …..and more

Download your copy: New Products Issue 3/2020

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Imtakt Product Line Overview

Cadenza: These powerful columns can distinguish subtle differences in your analytes making it an excellent choice for isomer separation, or detection of impurities.

Unison: Low carbon C1 columns have been used for decades as alternative selectivity columns to the use of traditional C18s or when analyzing highly hydrophobic compounds that have too much retention on a C18 column.

Scherzo: These multi-mode columns utilize reversed phase, cation and anion exchange, as well as normal phase modes all on the same column, virtually eliminating the need for ion-pairing reagents.

Intrada: With a growing trend toward the use of peptides and proteins in pharmaceutical and other therapeutics, the Intrada family of columns is designed to address the chromatographic needs of these researchers.

Presto: This is the world’s first 2μ non-porous column. This extremely efficient material works very well for separation of large molecules like polymers, surfactants, protein and even DNA.

Dacapo: Dacapo DX-C18 is one of the most innovative columns that we have created. This 2.5μm particle is manufactured by Imtakt and uses our Dual-Matrix Technology, which is a monumental advancement in column design.

Download your copy Imtakt Innovative chromatography columns for every application

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New Chiron Products

New Standards available from Chiron:

Our supply partner Chiron now offers a range of reference materials for the proposed COVID-19 therapeutics, to support hospital and research laboratories in their vital search for a cure.

Download your copy Coronavirus (COVID-19 New standards

Also available are a wide range of Antipsychotics and Antidepressants including mixes:

Download your copy Antipsychotics Standards and Antidepressants Standards

Contact us today for price and availability

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New mean values Serum Control for Vitamin C

Catalogue Number 28082 lot 1459

The mean values as well as the control ranges for the ClinChek® Serum Control for Vitamin C, order no. 28082, lot 1459, expiry 2021-11 were updated:

Update of mean values for Vitamin C
Catalogue number 28082, lot 1459

Level I:
Mean value: 5.92 mg/l Control range: 4.44 – 7,40 mg/l
Mean value: 33.6 µmol/l Control range: 25.2 – 42.0 µmol/l

Level II:
Mean value: 20.4 mg/l Control range: 16.4 – 24.5 mg/l
Mean value: 116 µmol/l Control range: 92.9 – 139 µmol/l

The updated datasheet 28082, lot 1459, 1st Update, is available for download here: 28082_1459-1.

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New mean values Serum Control for Vitamin C

Catalogue Number 28082, lot 1459

The mean values as well as the control ranges for the ClinChek® Serum Control for Vitamin C, order no. 28082, lot 1459, expiry 2021-11 were updated:

Update of mean values for Vitamin C
Catalogue number 28082, lot 1459

Level I:
Mean value: 5.92 mg/l                  Control range: 4.44 – 7,40 mg/l
Mean value: 33.6 µmol/l              Control range: 25.2 – 42.0 µmol/l

Level II:
Mean value: 20.4 mg/l                  Control range: 16.4 – 24.5 mg/l
Mean value: 116 µmol/l               Control range: 92.9 – 139 µmol/l

The updated datasheet 28082, lot 1459, 1st Update, is available for download here: 28082_1459-1.

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New Method for the analysis of mitragynine in blood and urine using UCT Clean Screen XCEL I

Dowload your copy Here

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Microsolv Technology Corporation: New website

MicroSolv Technology Corporation are very pleased to announce the launch of their new, modern and mobile friendly website for Chromatography and Filtration. It has some exciting new features from enhanced product information and an extensive knowledge base, to the ability to easily and quickly filter through products to your selection of items. We are very excited about our high resolution pictures with every catalog # to visualize exactly the product you can expect.
PM Separations and MicroSolv Technology Corporation have been partners for over 18 years and hope you enjoy the new site. https://www.mtc-usa.com/

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Kura BLIKKA Products: New proteases and glycosidases

Contact us to learn more about KURA’s new range of Proteases and Glycosidases. After developing revolutionary solutions in toxicology through the Finden brand, KURA are now expanding their expertise to the proteomics industry with the Blikka brand. visit https://www.blikka.com/ for more information.

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Covid-19 Update

With the recent events regarding COVID-19 announcements I wanted to update you with the current situation regarding supply of our products and services.

Whilst there are less flights in and out of Australia and New Zealand, Cheryl and Patricia are working very closely with our freight partners to ensure that all goods are pre-cleared which reduces any delays.

We are in contact with all of our supply partners on a regular basis to make sure that goods destined for your lab are readily available. We have also increased our stock levels of high-volume items to ensure we have adequate stock on hand for your requirements.

Queensland has not had hard lock downs imposed so all staff are working from our Capalaba location, which means we are working at full capacity and taking care of you and your needs. This also means that our domestic freight partners are also working at full capacity so lead times for delivery of your goods is not impacted.

As always, we are here to help and remain responsive to your needs.

We will keep you updated with any changes.

For now, stay safe and as always you can rely on PM Separations to be there for you.

PM Separations; Small team, Big Impact

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ANSWERING THE URGENT CALL FOR CHLORINATED PARAFFIN STANDARDS

The lack of suitable standards for Chlorinated Paraffins (CPs) has presented significant challenges for analysis and regulation. In October 2019 the
Eurostars CHLOFFIN project was launched in an attempt to address this shortfall.

The three year collaboration between Chiron, Vrije Universiteit and European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) aims to deliver:

  • 40 individual standards of CPs
  • 8 13C labelled individual CPs
  • 10 congener mixtures
  • 1 matrix Certified Reference Material (CRM)

Standards will be well characterised and purity assessed.

This suite of Reference Materials presents an important step forward in the accurate quantification of CPs.

Find out more in the new  Chloffin project

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PhytoLab range of standards

PM Separations is pleased to announce the addition of the PhytoLab range of standards to our portfolio. PhytoLab reference standards are used in a range of industries and include herbal raw materials, extracts, finished herbal medicinal products, dietary supplements or food products, as well as aanthocyanins in wine analysis. Contact us today for more information.

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New International Drug Controls

NPS List UPDATE

In December 2019 The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended scheduling of 12 New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and one precursor. The decision was adopted by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in March 2020 and communicated to the WHO and UN Member States on 7th May. Control of two fentanyl analogues took immediate effect, whilst the remaining decisions will enter into force in November 2020.

The WHO recommended that APINACA (AKB-48) should be kept under surveillance.

List

What does this mean for Drug Testing Laboratories?

When a drug becomes Internationally Controlled, Member States are required to provide the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) with an estimate of their medical and scientific requirements for the year. The status of each country’s estimates is published monthly on the INCB website, and is a sign to exporting authorities that the receiving country is compliant. Delays in providing and approving estimates, not uncommon for newly scheduled compounds, can result in longer than usual delivery times for reference materials. Ordering well in advance is recommended.

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NEWS & UPDATES

The great debate – LC/MS-MS vs ELISA:  Enjoy this article as it discusses the validation of a comprehensive Urine Toxicology Screen by LC-MS-MS and a comparison of 100 Forensic Specimens.

To view the article, click on this link: LC-MS-MS vs ELISA Validation of a Comprehensive Toxicology Screen and a Comparison of Forensic Samples 

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The following article discusses targeted and non-targeted detection and characterisation of organic chemicals in serum and plasma using QuEChERS extraction.

You know how much we love our QuEChERS, so we have no doubt you will enjoy this read.

Click on the link here to view this article: Targeted and non-targeted detection and characterization of trace organic chemicals in human serum and plasma using QuEChERS extraction 

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PM Separations are the proud sponsors of the 3rd International Conference on Food Analysis, 16-18 November, 2021 (Virtual) and 28th biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZSMS) 21 November – 25 November, 2021 (Virtual).

PM Separations proud sponsors of Australian and New Zealand Science, so make sure you register for these events.

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UCT’s Newest Product

UCT have launched their newest product this week at the Society of Forensic Toxicologists meeting and below we have links to view the Brochures and several application notes regarding the product.  UCT’s Micro-PrepTM is a 96-well micro-elution plate that features SPE disk technology designed for streamlined sample clean-up and analyte enrichment. It is ideally suited for automated, high-throughput sample prep workflows for biological sample types such as urine, serum and plasma.

To view the brochures containing information about the Micro-Prep Microelution 96-Well SPE Plate, click on the links below:

micro-prep-microelution

1205-01-01 Comprehensive Screen of Acidic Neutral & Basic Drugs from Urine and Plasma using Micro-Prep HLB

1205-01-02 Comprehensive Screen of Acidic Neutral & Basic Drugs from Urine and Plasma using Micro-Prep MMCX

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New QuadCount Automated Cell Counter

Our supply partner at Benchmark Scientific have announced their latest Product Video on the QuadCount Automated Cell Counter.  The sales of this instrument has increased steadily over the past few months, with very satisfied users in Academic and Biotech labs in the USA, Europe and Africa.

To view the video…please click on this link: https://www.accuris-usa.com/Products/quadcount-automated-cell-counter/

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When we say we are ‘Your Total Solutions Partner’ we really mean it. Our good friends and supply partner at Imtakt have developed some handy tools to assist your HPLC calculations. Please feel free to check them out at the links below

IMTAKT HPLC TOOLS https://lnkd.in/gmMV4bRR

SAMPLE SOLUTION PREPARATIONS https://lnkd.in/g4k2rVgv

___________________________________________________

UCT have released their new Forensic catalogue for 2021!

New and exciting products include: HLB SPE cartridges, SPeVAP, PPM2.0 & Ultra Enzyme.

For more information and to view UCT’s SPE Forensic catalogue, click on the link: UCT SPE Forensic Catalog 2021

___________________________________________________

Lipomed have released their new catalogue for 2021!

For more information and to view Lipomed’s complete range of analytical reference standards, contact us for your PDF version or click on the link: 2021-02 LIPOMED Analytical Reference Standards Catalog

___________________________________________________

The war on drugs has prompted an urgent need for a fast and effective method to detect a large panel of drugs from blood and urine.

UCT have released their latest application note utilising their extraction and analysis products.

Clean Screen DAU SPE cartridge: Designed for the extraction of a wide range of natural and synthetic copioids with recoveries above 90%

Selectra DAU UHPLC Column: A Polyaromatic column that provides excellent retention and peak shapes for the panel of drugs, eluted in less than 8 minutes.

For more information and to view UCT’s brochure, click on the link:  UCT Analysis-of-26-Natural-and-Synthetic-Opioids-in-Blood-and-Urine-Using-Clean-Screen®-DAU-SPE-and-a-Selectra®-DA-UHPLC-Column

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To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we would like to highlight the fantastic work from our clients at Clinipath Toxicology Laboratory (Including Frank, who is not a woman, but we equally appreciate his contributions🙂). Their work ethic and positive attitude inspires us every day and we would like to thank them for being so great to work with!

We recently sent them our UTAK Control Freak t-shirts and honestly believe that, on top of science, they also have a modelling career ahead of them 😊

Please feel fee to contact us for your complementary t-shirt and a feature on our page

___________________________________________________

PM Separations is proud to partner with Fermentek. Founded in 1994 by Dr. Behrend, a recognized expert in industrial microbiology FERMENTEK is a global leader in the production of certified mycotoxin standards for use as reference materials in analytical food and feed safety labs and for R&D use. FERMENTEK’s wide variety of small molecule biochemicals include: antibiotics, enzyme inhibitors, ionophores, signal transduction agents, mycotoxins, and other bio-products. The company is dedicated to the highest quality production of a wide variety of small molecules.  FERMENTEK is ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and has been qualified as GMP Q7A compliant.  Quality assurance is regularly updated to state of the art requirements.

Please feel free to contact us for further information.

___________________________________________________________________________________________

CHIRON New Product Out Now

COVID-19 has continued to impact the way in which we live and work, but it has done little to stem our innovation! It is true that not all our new additions are revolutionary, but we continue to support our customers by synthesising the novel, sourcing the hard to find, or simply providing everyday standards in more user friendly pack sizes, concentrations or solvents.

Chiron’s latest New Product Issue includes:

  • Antibiotics
  • Antiparasitic drugs
  • Antidepressants
  • Cardiac drugs
  • Synthetic cannabinoids
  • Cathinones
  • Piperazines
  • Opioids
  • …..and more

  • Fatty acids
  • Flame retardants
  • Phthalates & Plastic additives
  • Pesticides
  • Benzothiazoles
  • Alkyl amines
  • Trimethyldibenzothiophenes
  • Substituted diphenylamines
  • …..and more

Download your copy: New Products Issue 3/2020

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Imtakt Product Line Overview

Cadenza: These powerful columns can distinguish subtle differences in your analytes making it an excellent choice for isomer separation, or detection of impurities.

Unison: Low carbon C1 columns have been used for decades as alternative selectivity columns to the use of traditional C18s or when analyzing highly hydrophobic compounds that have too much retention on a C18 column.

Scherzo: These multi-mode columns utilize reversed phase, cation and anion exchange, as well as normal phase modes all on the same column, virtually eliminating the need for ion-pairing reagents.

Intrada: With a growing trend toward the use of peptides and proteins in pharmaceutical and other therapeutics, the Intrada family of columns is designed to address the chromatographic needs of these researchers.

Presto: This is the world’s first 2μ non-porous column. This extremely efficient material works very well for separation of large molecules like polymers, surfactants, protein and even DNA.

Dacapo: Dacapo DX-C18 is one of the most innovative columns that we have created. This 2.5μm particle is manufactured by Imtakt and uses our Dual-Matrix Technology, which is a monumental advancement in column design.

Download your copy Imtakt Innovative chromatography columns for every application

___________________________________________________________________________________________

New Chiron Products

New Standards available from Chiron:

Our supply partner Chiron  now offers a range of reference materials for the proposed COVID-19 therapeutics, to support hospital and research laboratories in their vital search for a cure.

Download your copy Coronavirus (COVID-19 New standards

Also available are a wide range of Antipsychotics and Antidepressants including mixes:

Download your copy Antipsychotics Standards and Antidepressants Standards

Contact us today for price and availability

___________________________________________________________________________________________

New mean values Serum Control for Vitamin C

Catalogue Number 28082 lot 1459

The mean values as well as the control ranges for the ClinChek® Serum Control for Vitamin C, order no. 28082, lot 1459, expiry 2021-11 were updated:

Update of mean values for Vitamin C
Catalogue number  28082, lot 1459

Level I:
Mean value: 5.92 mg/l                  Control range: 4.44 – 7,40 mg/l
Mean value: 33.6 µmol/l              Control range: 25.2 – 42.0 µmol/l

Level II:
Mean value: 20.4 mg/l                  Control range: 16.4 – 24.5 mg/l
Mean value: 116 µmol/l               Control range: 92.9 – 139 µmol/l

The updated datasheet 28082, lot 1459, 1st Update, is available for download here: 28082_1459-1.

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New mean values Serum Control for Vitamin C

Catalogue Number 28082, lot 1459

The mean values as well as the control ranges for the ClinChek® Serum Control for Vitamin C, order no. 28082, lot 1459, expiry 2021-11 were updated:

Update of mean values for Vitamin C
Catalogue number 28082, lot 1459

Level I:
Mean value: 5.92 mg/l                  Control range: 4.44 – 7,40 mg/l
Mean value: 33.6 µmol/l              Control range: 25.2 – 42.0 µmol/l

Level II:
Mean value: 20.4 mg/l                  Control range: 16.4 – 24.5 mg/l
Mean value: 116 µmol/l               Control range: 92.9 – 139 µmol/l

The updated datasheet 28082, lot 1459, 1st Update, is available for download here: 28082_1459-1.

___________________________________________________________________________________________

New Method for the analysis of mitragynine in blood and urine using UCT Clean Screen XCEL I

Dowload your copy Here

___________________________________________________________________________________________

Microsolv Technology Corporation: New website

MicroSolv Technology Corporation are very pleased to announce the launch of their new, modern and mobile friendly website for Chromatography and Filtration. It has some exciting new features from enhanced product information and an extensive knowledge base, to the ability to easily and quickly filter through products to your selection of items. We are very excited about our high resolution pictures with every catalog # to visualize exactly the product you can expect.
PM Separations and MicroSolv Technology Corporation have been partners for over 18 years and hope you enjoy the new site. https://www.mtc-usa.com/

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Kura BLIKKA Products: New proteases and glycosidases

Contact us to learn more about KURA’s new range of Proteases and Glycosidases. After developing revolutionary solutions in toxicology through the Finden brand, KURA are now expanding their expertise to the proteomics industry with the Blikka brand. visit https://www.blikka.com/ for more information.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Covid-19 Update

With the recent events regarding COVID-19 announcements I wanted to update you with the current situation regarding supply of our products and services.

Whilst there are less flights in and out of Australia and New Zealand, Cheryl and Patricia are working very closely with our freight partners to ensure that all goods are pre-cleared which reduces any delays.

We are in contact with all of our supply partners on a regular basis to make sure that goods destined for your lab are readily available. We have also increased our stock levels of high-volume items to ensure we have adequate stock on hand for your requirements.

Queensland has not had hard lock downs imposed so all staff are working from our Capalaba location, which means we are working at full capacity and taking care of you and your needs. This also means that our domestic freight partners are also working at full capacity so lead times for delivery of your goods is not impacted.

As always, we are here to help and remain responsive to your needs.

We will keep you updated with any changes.

For now, stay safe and as always you can rely on PM Separations to be there for you.

PM Separations; Small team, Big Impact

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

ANSWERING THE URGENT CALL FOR CHLORINATED PARAFFIN STANDARDS

The lack of suitable standards for Chlorinated Paraffins (CPs) has presented significant challenges for analysis and regulation. In October 2019 the
Eurostars CHLOFFIN project was launched in an attempt to address this shortfall.

The three year collaboration between Chiron, Vrije Universiteit and European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) aims to deliver:

  • 40 individual standards of CPs
  • 8 13C labelled individual CPs
  • 10 congener mixtures
  • 1 matrix Certified Reference Material (CRM)

Standards will be well characterised and purity assessed.

This suite of Reference Materials presents an important step forward in the accurate quantification of CPs.

Find out more in the new  Chloffin project

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

PhytoLab range of standards

PM Separations is pleased to announce the addition of the PhytoLab range of standards to our portfolio. PhytoLab reference standards are used in a range of industries and include herbal raw materials, extracts, finished herbal medicinal products, dietary supplements or food products, as well as aanthocyanins in wine analysis. Contact us today for more information.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

New International Drug Controls

NPS List UPDATE

In December 2019 The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended scheduling of 12 New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and one precursor. The decision was adopted by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in March 2020 and communicated to the WHO and UN Member States on 7th May. Control of two fentanyl analogues took immediate effect, whilst the remaining decisions will enter into force in November 2020.

The WHO recommended that APINACA (AKB-48) should be kept under surveillance.

List

What does this mean for Drug Testing Laboratories?

When a drug becomes Internationally Controlled, Member States are required to provide the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) with an estimate of their medical and scientific requirements for the year. The status of each country’s estimates is published monthly on the INCB website, and is a sign to exporting authorities that the receiving country is compliant. Delays in providing and approving estimates, not uncommon for newly scheduled compounds, can result in longer than usual delivery times for reference materials. Ordering well in advance is recommended.

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